With an overall population of 16,708 and a student population of 3,647, approximately 3,647 of Elko students attend one of Elko's schools that offer nursing programs.
Elko's largest nursing school is Great Basin College. In 2010, Great Basin College graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Elko in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,400 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Elko nursing schools was an average of $15,588 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Elko. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,090 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,110.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Elko, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 nurses in Nevada were working in the greater Elko area. The number of nurses in Elko is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Elko is $65,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.